The Garden of Us is an interactive digital garden that promotes connection and community well-being found on the Media Bridge, a mixture of vertical and horizontal screens helping to connect Georgia Tech's Libraries. Created by a multidisciplinary team, guests contribute to the digital garden by painting and submitting a personalized flower using a mobile web application. Watch as the garden grows, shifts, and evolves as more unique flowers are added. Every addition is welcome as it reflects Georgia Tech's diverse community. The garden also promotes meaningful connections and local ecotherapy opportunities.
The Interactive Product Design Lab (IPDL) is a purpose-built lab designed to support both teaching and research by allowing students to investigate, explore, and experiment with an extensive array of new technologies. Central to this concept, the School of Industrial Design has placed a high priority on the need to foster and develop interdisciplinary, team-based collaboration with other educational and research units from across the campus, including the School of Interactive Computing, the School of Mechanical Engineering, the Graphics Visualization and Usability Lab (GVU), and the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA). The Interactive Product Design Lab was built in the summer of 2011 and opened in time for the 2011 fall semester.